Most people know smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. However, what they don’t always realize is that the second-leading cause of lung cancer is a radioactive gas called radon that is capable of making its way into homes through the soil that sits underneath many houses. Radon is responsible for approximately 21,000 lung cancer-related deaths each and every year. It’s why it’s so important for homeowners to have radon testing performed in Rockford, Grandville, and Hudsonville, MI as well as the surrounding areas.
If you’ve never had radon testing done in your home or if you’re preparing to purchase a new home that could potentially have radon in it, West Michigan Home Inspectors can provide you with the radon testing services you need. Our ASHI-certified inspector and licensed builder Steve Brink can test the air in a home to see whether or not you have anything to be worried about. The results of your radon testing will let you know if you need to schedule radon remediation for your current home or reconsider your decision to buy a new house.
There is, unfortunately, no way to know for sure if a home has radon in it without doing radon testing. Radon is both colorless and odorless, which makes it impossible to detect. It can also take a long time for symptoms related to radon exposure to start to show up, and there are instances in which the radon levels in a home can change over time as radon is released from the soil beneath a house. West Michigan Home Inspectors can perform radon testing and let you know if you need to be concerned about radon in your current house or a house you’re been thinking about buying.